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July 18

Brisbane Australia

-17 °C

This was going to be another family day, this time spend with Huey’s other sister. This time we caught a bus and WOW, what a bus ride that was! The streets in the neighborhood that they lived in were crazy! Up and down and twists and turns! Like you see on TV when they show the streets of San Francisco…it was surreal! Fun too! The homes are all up on ‘stilts’ because it gets so hot in Brisbane in the summer the space below keeps the home cooler. We got off at our stop and only had to walk about 5min down the road to get to their place. We were welcomed with open arms and got to meet all of the family again. We had another AMAZING home cooked meal, sat around and heard stories from the ‘good old days’ and got to look at some old pictures. Then they took us for a ride to see the old house that Jim grew up in and his old school. The homes in this area were absolutely beautiful. Obviously worth a lot of money. They told us stories about poisonous spiders and such things in Australia and how children learn about them growing up. When we got back to the house, the two little ones took us out to the garage to try to find us one of the spiders! I couldn’t believe how brave they were!! We didn’t find any live ones, just some of the casings, or skins that they shed. It was pretty gross, but really cool. Another say goodbye and we caught the bus back to the hotel. It was an amazing 2 days spent with the relatives on the other side of the world, and I hope we get to go back and see them again.

Posted by pixcee 08:55 Archived in Australia

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